Sunday 27 December 2015

More silky things

How to free-motion on a tiny scale, and some of the resulting brooches (All £10, and for sale..)
(ETA cream one has gone, but I can make more...)

Interpolated stars for a wee purse

Sunday 20 December 2015

Week of Silk

As those of you who read this blog will know, I tend to have occasional "weeks of" and this week I am concentrating on silk in all it's shimmery glory. Unusually, I have invited people to join me, but this has been of mixed utility.. Today was pretty good, however
So, so far, I have made some purses
of which this is a small selection
And some truly tiny blocks

..some of which I have made into a little quilt (approximately 8 inches square) - the blocks are 3 inches before joining and are foundation-pieced on calico

and a degree of mess, of course

Also some book covers, not yet finished, and sundry oddments

And come to a realisation that I may not live long enough to use all this silk at this rate of titchiness

Friday 11 December 2015

This morning in Beccles...

Local Herrings

And ingenious repairs...
Not captured, but the other side of the bumper was held on with half a seatbelt...

and Squids

Saturday 5 December 2015

Nice feature

From Michael Oakshott, who has put up my Interpolations quilts and a little piece about them - click on the link to read
and here's the latest one..

Thursday 3 December 2015

OCP for December

Intellectuals need their sleep

Saturday 28 November 2015

Accidental faces - Tappity Tap

Cheerful.. By gum, it's cold today!

Wednesday 25 November 2015

Class Of Purses

bags and Curved Purses at Quilters Haven on Saturday. Hey! three links in one sentence...
First two are make-your-own tutorials...

Monday 23 November 2015

Roadkill - Bag and Leaves

In the supermarket car park..

Sunday 15 November 2015


For Interpolations 6 (in the wrong category, but hey) Runner-up Small Wallhanging
and Highly Commended for my Enchanted Forest..
Rosettes, sadly no goody-bags, but also hey!

Wednesday 11 November 2015

West Country Quilt Show with the Modern Quilt Group

 So far, so good.. The Challenge Quilts look fantastic, and so many different  takes on a simple idea (the Equilateral Triangle and its offspring, the Diamond and the Hexagon.)
 Heather, Lucy Poloniecka and I had a deal of fun sorting these into groups of three... Kate Percival, our Exhibitions Officer, joins us tomorrow
 ..and hanging them with the help of two stalwart standers-on-ladders-with-screwdrivers...
 We have more quilts than walls, of course, even though we seem to have an awful lot of wall
 Heather arranges her table - note the Old Black Singer - we have brought two, so no fighting
 Nearly there...
I wish my camera did Panoramic - this is not all of it

More tomorrow, and please do come
We're at the University of Western England, Bristol till Saturday evening...
Details here

Monday 9 November 2015

Saturday 31 October 2015

I Went to Duxford Quilt Show...

 ...and I bought A Rainbow of Moderns
 Some Red White and Blues
 Skullingtons (it is Hallowe'en today)
and this, to overdye and make a new skirt, I think

Friday 23 October 2015

Time for a Little Something

 Camera Plays
 Reminding me of pumpkins
 Cat, on the other hand, sleeps the sleep of the just in the winter greenhouse
 Meanwhile, some very small leaves fall, and stick
 Some more lonely than others
Some seem to need company...
Happy Autumn!

Sunday 4 October 2015

Roadkill for October (and September...)

 Petals fall
 Buses swish
and shadows play..
Still sunny..

Tuesday 22 September 2015

And some more...

 Roofline, Dundee
 Penguins, Dundee
 Lacy Hat, Dundee
 Fountain, Clevedon. Grade 2 listed!
 Fireplace in the Hotel-with-no-towels, Cinderford
 Dundee cathedral door - sadly, the building was closed, as God was not in
 On the other hand, Desperate Dan was full of cow pie
and this beautiful chair was in Cinderford